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Autores: Jesús Carretero Pérez, David Expósito Singh, José Daniel García Sánchez, Francisco Javier García Blas, Florin Isaila
Programa de la asignatura: Temas que forman parte de la asignatura.

Topic I. Introduction to Operating Systems

  • Main features: extended machine, resource manager and user interface
  • History of operating systems
  • Structure and operating system components.
  • Operating System Activation
  • Operating system services.
  • System calls.
  • Generation and implementation of programs
  • Static and dynamic libraries


Topic II. Processes and Threads.

  • Process Definition.
  • Resources, multiprogramming, multitasking and multiprocessing.
  • Lifecycle process: state of processes.
  • Services to manage processes.
  • Definition of thread.
  • Threads: library and kernel.
  • Services for operating system threads.
  • Scheduling of processes and threads.
  • Scheduling algorithms (FIFO, SJF, RR, priority, ...).


Topic III- Concurrency, Communication and Synchronization.

  • Concurrent processes and synchronization.
  • Mutual exclusion and critical section.
  • Semaphores.
  • Mutex and condition variables.
  • System calls for semaphores and mutex.
  • Classic concurrency problems.
  • Communication between processes.
  • Signals and exceptions.
  • Process communication with pipes.
  • Local message passing.


Topic IV. Memory Management.

  • Introduction to memory management.
  • Virtual memory.
  • Memory management algorithm.


Topic V. Files and Directories.

  • Understand the concepts of file and directory and its characteristics.
  • Study the files, their attributes and operations, logical view.
  • Services for files.
  • Interpretation of names.
  • Services for directories.
  • Volumes, partitions and filesystems.


Topic VI. Security in Operating Systems.

  • Security and Protection.
  • Security mechanisms in operating systems.